'Wicked Weed of the West' waning with effect of weevils, other nontoxic remedies, CU finds

March 30, 2011

It's not often that plants are described as diabolical, but spotted knapweed has that rare distinction. A 2004 issue of Smithsonian magazine, for instance, dubbed it the "wicked weed of the West," a "national menace" and a "weed of mass destruction."

CU announces $3.5 million in gifts from ConocoPhillips to biotech building

March 29, 2011

Houston-based energy firm ConocoPhillips has made a major gift toward the University of Colorado Boulder's Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building to bring together world-class scientists and engineers working toward solutions in fields such as medicine and energy.

More than 3,500 prospective students and parents expected for CU's Admitted Student Day on April 2

March 28, 2011

High school seniors from as far away as Hawaii and Vermont and as close as Boulder and Denver will be on the University of Colorado Boulder campus for Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 2.

CU-Boulder graduate programs earn national ranking

March 15, 2011

Graduate programs at the University of Colorado Boulder continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report. CU-Boulder schools and programs garnered 25 mentions in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools, including five ranked in the top 10 of their fields.

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire, according to CU-Boulder researcher

March 14, 2011

A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder shows clear evidence of the continuous control of fire by Neanderthals in Europe dating back roughly 400,000 years, yet another indication that they weren't dimwitted brutes as often portrayed.

Works of Stan Brakhage, film pioneer and longtime CU professor, preserved in new center

March 2, 2011

Stan Brakhage loved poetry and befriended poets but dubbed himself a failed poet. Many experts disagreed. He was, they said, a consummate poet -- one who spoke in the language of film and measured his meter in frames.

New CU study shows acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury

Feb. 28, 2011

A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury, a finding that may have implications for some U.S. war veterans returning home.

Stresses of unemployed spouse can hurt job performance of other spouse, study finds

Feb. 21, 2011

Ignoring the stresses of an unemployed spouse's job search does not bode well for the employed spouse's job productivity or home life, says a University of Colorado Boulder professor.

Space weather disrupts communications, threatens other technologies on Earth, says CU-Boulder prof

Feb. 17, 2011

A powerful solar flare has ushered in the largest space weather storm in at least four years and has already disrupted some ground communications on Earth, said University of Colorado Boulder Professor Daniel Baker, an internationally known space weather expert.

Thawing permafrost likely will accelerate global warming in coming decades, says study

Feb. 16, 2011

Up to two-thirds of Earth's permafrost likely will disappear by 2200 as a result of warming temperatures, unleashing vast quantities of carbon into the atmosphere, says a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences.

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